The Religious Foundation of a Reactionary Race War: The Impact of Union and Confederate Propaganda on the American Civil War from April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865
II.Lincoln’s Religious Race War. A.Lincoln promotes slavery as an “evil” that must be destroyed militarily. 1.Lincolon gives speeches on the “evils” of slavery.
2.The Presidency is a platform for war propaganda through Christian values.
3.Lincoln has a major impact on encouraging young men to fight in the war against the South.
B.Christian organizations, Abolitionist movements and volunteers in Union propaganda.
1.Licolon’s Christian influence inspires volunteers and the formation of the Loyal Publication Society of New York as a pro-war propaganda. …show more content…
2.The CSA promotes young men to fight in a war to justify slavery through the subjectivity of Christian ideology. B.The Great Revival and Christian Race War.
1.The Great Revival is a mass-movement to utilize Christian values to fight against the immoral militarism of the Union against slavery.
2.Robert E Lee inspires young men to join the CSA as a form of religious crusade against the military aggression of the Union.
3.Confederate propaganda has a massive impact on the reactionary and radical militarism of young men fighting a “crusade” against the Union.
IV.The North and the South and the Religious Race war
A.Both sides implement radical religious ideology to promote militarism through Christian values.
1.Lincoln’s pro-war stance is generated on the justification of war to liberate the slaves.
2.The Confederacy made a large-scale impact on generating a Christian crusade through reactionary military ideology.
3.The subjectivity of religious values and distortions of Christian ideology in the context of slavery had a massive impact on the war-like rationalization for the Civil …show more content…
The use of newspapers, cartooning, and the private publishing of anti-Union pamphlets encouraged Southern to take a stance “in the name of God” to fight the militarism of the Union against southern values. E.W. Clay’s cartoons will provide a primary source argument about the reactionary nature of pro=slavery propaganda that perceived the threat of black supremacy as the end result of anti-slave ideology. Also, the “Great Revival” of Robert E. lee’s military propaganda envisioned the Confederacy as preserving a right to slaveholding values through Christian beliefs, which had a massive impact on recruiting young soldiers into the CSA. This form of propaganda, not unlike that utilized by the Union, provided a reactionary and subjective view of the Union, which often neglected factual evidence to promote the war. This is another aspect of this essay, which will examine the subjective and idealistic role of religion as a foundation for war that often convinced the general public to commit to military action no both sides of the